Maggie moves to Richmond, VA, as a pre-med student and meets a strange group of kids at her college. They refer to themselves as “Vampire Groupies”; they file their canine teeth and drink fake blood. Maggie uses them to hide in plain sight (since she suspects herself to be a real vampire), and falls in love with the self-nicknamed Vlad, formerly known in the Richmond suburbs where he grew up as Larry Marker.
However, Maggie becomes a victim herself when she falls into a sealed train tunnel on Church Hill; she hides her bodies in there and falls in with her latest victim. Unfortunately, she stabs herself with her own veterinary gun needle, bleeds out and wakes ten years later. To her horror, despite being in partial denial about her true nature for years, she awakens, has not physically aged, and most definitely a real vampire.
Award-winning author Nancy Lucas lives in Charleston, SC. She received a BRAG Medallion Honoree award in 2014 for "A Ghostly Tail" and a Red Ribbon from The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards (UK) in 2014 for "The Missing Tulip Bulbs".
In addition to writing and illustrating "The Springer Spaniel Mysteries" series, she has been a cartoon contributor for the Charleston Mercury since 2006.
Scout is her favorite Springer Spaniel and she insists on writing silly stories about his capers. However, things get a bit chaotic when NEW PUPPY (Benne Wafer - that's Mr. Wafer to you) joins the Montagu Street gang.
Maggie has vanished over a year ago and Vlad (the love of her life) moves on...
Courage of a Vampire
Sometime during the next year, Vlad walked up the street to buy beer from the Quick Check. He always bought beer there, but he made a point to walk past Maggie’s house to see if the light was still on. Tonight a sleeting rain fell and he knew the sidewalk would be a slippery glass surface. He glanced over the high collar of his wool coat to where the light had burned since her parents drove back to South Carolina almost a year ago.